Patient Advocate: Jan Vesseur
I am a multipel myeloma patient since March 2012 and had the normal treatment with induction therapy and autologous stemcell transplantation. So I have an experience as a cancer patient.
Trained as a medical doctor I work my whole life in health care. First as a general practitioner and since 1993 as a supervisor/inspector. My drive is to make health care better, by improving structure and procedures and by learning health care personnel of the faults they make.
More than ever before I have the focus on the patients role in improving quality and safety in health care. My ambition is to realise that health care personnel and patients are real partners in the proces of looking for diagnosis and the best treatments. Very important is that as well as the health care personnel as the patient have equal access to the information of the patient.
In my role as Patient Advocate at Inspire2Live, I hope that I can contribute more to that ambition.